Things a Robot Scientist Will Do to Transform Our World

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The very first robot that anyone in any country built was in Japan in 1929. And the person who built it named it Gakutensoku. In English that meant, ‘learning from the laws of nature.’ Makoto Nishimura, a biologist by profession, was its creator. Later, he would profoundly say of hits then latest mechanical progeny that …

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AI code of ethics: Why establishing it will be hard.

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The first problem with establishing a code of ethics (let alone code of ethics in the field of artificial intelligence) is that ethics are too subjective. And it could become very problematic to use such subjective concepts to guide the proper use of technologies such as artificial intelligence. This is what a few legal scholars …

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Everyone Needs To Know This Dark AI Secret

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At the very core of artificial intelligence, there is a dark secret. And that secret is that no one actually knows, in the truest sense of the word, how the majority of advanced algorithms go about doing their work. And that can cause a lot of problems.   About a year ago, a weird self-driving …

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Will AI Wreak Havoc on The US Economy? Probably Yes.

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For the first part of this post click here. This isn’t the first time people have wondered about advancements in technology destroying more jobs than it creates. In other words, this type of movie has actually played out plenty of times before as well. Back in the 1900s, according to most statistics, close to 40 …

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Will the US Use AI to Create Actual Jobs?

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There is little point in debating the fact that artificial intelligence is likely to offer humanity an astonishing opportunity to bring out rapid prosperity for everyone. However, the question of whether or not the society is ready to seize those opportunities is something that will depend on the choices that those in power will make. …

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With Human Help Robots Will Rise Sooner Rather Than Later

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Researchers are more than prepared to combine all the latest advances in the fields of machine learning and/or artificial intelligence with robotics to really transform warehousing and manufacturing. This would effectively take artificial intelligence to that very crucial “next” level. More and more modern robots are starting to competently perform various kind of peculiar Sisyphean …

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Can AI Keep Construction Industry Workers Safe?

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It is widely believed that the US construction industry (and perhaps every other country’s construction industry as well) is a technology laggard. And the construction industry hasn’t done anything in the past to suggest anything contrary to this long-held belief. But that might change very soon. The construction industry is actually hiring people from the …

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AI Cloud: How It Will Produce The Biggest Companies In History

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It isn’t exactly a secret that Microsoft, Google and Amazon (along with some others as well) all want to do one thing: Dominate the market and the business of offering artificial-intelligence premium services via cloud computing. But why is it so important? It is important because the winner of this race may have the standard …

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